@DXWorldExpo Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, William Schmarzo, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

Research and Markets: High Performance Computing (HPC) User Site Census: Processors Analysis

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lptlwb/high_performance) has announced the addition of Intersect360 Research's new report "High Performance Computing (HPC) User Site Census: Processors" to their offering.

The Processors report is part of Intersect360 Research's Site Census series and provides an examination of the processor use in systems found at a sample of HPC user sites. We surveyed a broad range of users about their current computer system installations, storage systems, networks, middleware, and applications software supporting these computer installations. Our goal in this analysis is to examine the processor suppliers, products, and configurations used in high-performance computing systems.

Key findings of the site census surveys include the following:

- By all measures, the x86 architecture is predominant in the HPC community. Nearly three-quarters of systems in our total site survey reported processors from AMD or Intel. The data reflects this same x86 dominance when examining processors by node count and by core count. Intel and AMD are the only two vendors with double-digit shares.

- Intel remains the market share leader and is widening its margin over its smaller x86 competitor, AMD. Nearly 80% of new systems are built with Intel processors, the chip maker's largest share since we first starting collecting data in 2006.

- The number of cores per processor is rising. When studied by year of acquisition, the average number of cores per processor has more than tripled between 2006 and 2013. Four-core processors claim the greatest share, but more than half of processors in HPC systems now have greater than four cores.

- Average memory per core is on the rise. Over the last seven years, average memory per processor has increased ten-fold and average memory per core has doubled. This has significant implications on system architectures, application design, spending habits as core counts continue to rise.

- The use of special-purpose processors, or accelerators, is increasingly common in HPC. Nvidia is most often named as the accelerator supplier in our most recent survey, but with Intel's entrance to the market in 2012, Nvidia will have its first serious challenge. Adoption for new deployments is nearing the halfway mark.

- Two-socket compute nodes remain the most common in distributed memory systems, although foursocket systems are gaining market share. The cluster architecture remains the most prevalent, with smaller contributions from blade and SMP systems.


HPC system elements

- Systems, clusters

- - HPC clusters

- - SMPs

- - MPP systems

- Server technologies

- - Blades

- Memory configurations

Processor elements

- System processors

- - X86 processors

- - RISC processors

- - Other processors

- Accelerators and co-processors

- - GPU computing

- - FPGAs

- - Other accelerators or co-processors

- Hybrid (accelerated) system processors (e.g., Intel MIC, AMD Fusion)

Storage elements

- Storage systems

Interconnect elements

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Companies Mentioned In This Report

3. Technologies Covered In This Report

4. Methodology

5. Results And Analysis

6. Conclusions

Companies Mentioned

- AcclerEyes


- Calxeda

- Cray




- Intel


- Nvidia

- Qlogic


For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lptlwb/high_performance

Source: Intersect360 Research

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

DXWorldEXPO Digital Transformation Stories
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Nutanix has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO New York, which will take place November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform blends web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge server, storage, virtualization and networking into a resilient, softwar...
Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. Previously he was an IT consultant, indie video games developer, head of web development in the finance sector, and an award-winning martial artist. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams.
Serveless Architectures brings the ability to independently scale, deploy and heal based on workloads and move away from monolithic designs. From the front-end, middle-ware and back-end layers, serverless workloads potentially have a larger security risk surface due to the many moving pieces. This talk will focus on key areas to consider for securing end to end, from dev to prod. We will discuss patterns for end to end TLS, session management, scaling to absorb attacks and mitigation techniques.
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it’s important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. “Fly two mistakes high” is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee A...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve fu...
Only Adobe gives everyone - from emerging artists to global brands - everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. Adobe Systems Incorporated develops, markets, and supports computer software products and technologies. The Company's products allow users to express and use information across all print and electronic media. The Company's Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, small and medium businesses and enterprises to cre...